The Swerve

The Swerve
Author: Stephen Jay Greenblatt,Stephen Greenblatt
Release: 2012
Editor: Random House
Pages: 356
ISBN: 9780099572442
Language: en
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Almost six hundred years ago, a short, genial man took a very old manuscript off a library shelf. With excitement, he saw what he had discovered and ordered it copied. This book details how one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, made possible the world as we know it.

The Swerve

The Swerve
Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 357
ISBN: 140749631X
Language: en
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Nearly six hundred years ago, On the Nature of Things by Lucretius was discovered on a library shelf. The book was the last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, filled with dangerous ideas: that the universe functioned without the aid of gods, that religious fear was damaging to human life and that matter was made up of very small particles in eternal motion. The copying and translation of this ancient book fuelled the Renaissance, inspiring artists such as Botticelli and thinkers such as Giordano Bruno; shaped the thought of Galileo and Freud, Darwin and Einstein; and had revolutionary influence on writers from Montaigne to Thomas Jefferson.

The Swerve How the World Became Modern

The Swerve  How the World Became Modern
Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Release: 2011-09-26
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780393083385
Language: en
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Winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction Winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Non-Fiction One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it. Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late thirties took a very old manuscript off a library shelf, saw with excitement what he had discovered, and ordered that it be copied. That book was the last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things, by Lucretius—a beautiful poem of the most dangerous ideas: that the universe functioned without the aid of gods, that religious fear was damaging to human life, and that matter was made up of very small particles in eternal motion, colliding and swerving in new directions. The copying and translation of this ancient book-the greatest discovery of the greatest book-hunter of his age-fueled the Renaissance, inspiring artists such as Botticelli and thinkers such as Giordano Bruno; shaped the thought of Galileo and Freud, Darwin and Einstein; and had a revolutionary influence on writers such as Montaigne and Shakespeare and even Thomas Jefferson.

Swerve

Swerve
Author: Sherilee Gray
Release: 2016-04-20
Editor: Sherilee Gray
Pages: 286
ISBN: 9780473354640
Language: en
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Rescuing a distressed redhead in a Poison Ivy costume is the last thing Hugh should be doing, especially in the car he's just boosted. He definitely shouldn’t be asking her to share one hot night with him, not when he could bring danger to her door. But a thief like him can't offer more, no matter how much he wants to. After a confidence shattering, career destroying break-up, Shay swore off relationships forever. So it's a good thing the raw, bearded, mountain of a man who came to her aid, isn't her type. But as one reckless hot night leads to another, their casual, no-strings affair starts to feel like so much more. Can two hearts with too many secrets dare for a future? Series Order: Book 1: Swerve Book 2: Spin Book 3: Slide Praise for the Boosted Hearts series: "Trust me when I say, I think you are going to want to read this book. Hugh Colton just made me fall in love with him within a matter of pages....." - Amanda at WickedGoodReads on SWERVE "NOW we're talking, talk about a sexy, action packed swoon worthy read. Sherilee had my attention captivated from the get-go." - Nikki (Goodreads Reviewer) on SWERVE "The heat and angst between Darcey and Joe will make you melt and leave you fanning yourself!! This is a great book to go along with the amazing series!!! I can’t get enough!!" - Melissa (Alpha Book Club) on SPIN "I binged the last two books in this series this weekend and can now say I am 100% addicted to Sherilee Gray's novels. I LOVED this series so much that I want to go back and start them all over again." - Kimberley (Goodreads reviews) Keywords: anti-hero, anti-hero romance, alpha hero, alpha bad boy, protective hero, bad boy protective hero, bad boy, series romance, contemporary romance, action, plus size heroine, BBW, strong heroine, one night stand, sexy romance, opposites attract, romance series

The Climate Swerve

The Climate Swerve
Author: Robert Jay Lifton
Release: 2017-10-10
Editor: The New Press
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781620973486
Language: en
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Longlisted for the PEN America/E.O. Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing "Well worth the read. . . . [A] prescient handoff to the next generation of scholars." —The Washington Post From "one of the world’s foremost thinkers" (Bill Moyers), a profound, hopeful, and timely call for an emerging new collective consciousness to combat climate change Over his long career as witness to an extreme twentieth century, National Book Award-winning psychiatrist, historian, and public intellectual Robert Jay Lifton has grappled with the profound effects of nuclear war, terrorism, and genocide. Now he shifts to climate change, which, Lifton writes, "presents us with what may be the most demanding and unique psychological task ever required of humankind," what he describes as the task of mobilizing our imaginative resources toward climate sanity. Thanks to the power of corporate-funded climate denialists and the fact that "with its slower, incremental sequence, [climate change] lends itself less to the apocalyptic drama," a large swathe of humanity has numbed themselves to the reality of climate change. Yet Lifton draws a message of hope from the Paris climate meeting of 2015 where representatives of virtually all nations joined in the recognition that we are a single species in deep trouble. Here, Lifton suggests in this lucid and moving book that recalls Rachel Carson and Jonathan Schell, was evidence of how we might call upon the human mind—"our greatest evolutionary asset"—to translate a growing species awareness—or "climate swerve"—into action to sustain our habitat and civilization.

Swerve

Swerve
Author: Vicki Pettersson
Release: 2016-05-31
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781476798592
Language: en
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The New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author whose “skill at capturing emotion in lyrical passages sets her head and shoulders above her peers” (Publishers Weekly) dives head first into the world of psychological thrillers with “one twisted, horrifying ride [that] kept me up the night after I finished it” (Kim Harrison). When Kristine Rush’s fiancé is abducted from a desolate rest stop en route from Las Vegas to Lake Arrowhead, California, she is forced to choose: return home unharmed or plunge forward into the searing Mojave desert to find him…where a murderer lies in wait. One road. One woman. One killer. Speeding against the clock, and uncertain if danger lies ahead or behind, Kristine blazes an epic path through the gaudy flash of roadside casinos, abandoned highway stops, and a landscape rife with unimaginable horrors. Desperate to save her doomed husband-to-be, she must summon long forgotten resources to go head-to-head against an unpredictable killer. And she’d better hurry. Because she only has twenty-four hours…to make one hell of a trip.

Epicurus on the Swerve and Voluntary Action

Epicurus on the Swerve and Voluntary Action
Author: Walter G. Englert
Release: 1987
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
Pages: 215
ISBN: 1555401244
Language: en
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The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve
Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Release: 2017-09-12
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780393634587
Language: en
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“Endlessly illuminating and a sheer pleasure to read.” —Jack Miles, author of God: A Biography Daring to take the great biblical account of human origins seriously, but without credulity The most influential story in Western cultural history, the biblical account of Adam and Eve is now treated either as the sacred possession of the faithful or as the butt of secular jokes. Here, acclaimed scholar Stephen Greenblatt explores it with profound appreciation for its cultural and psychological power as literature. From the birth of the Hebrew Bible to the awe-inspiring contributions of Augustine, Dürer, and Milton in bringing Adam and Eve to vivid life, Greenblatt unpacks the story’s many interpretations and consequences over time. Rich allegory, vicious misogyny, deep moral insight, narrow literalism, and some of the greatest triumphs of art and literature: all can be counted as children of our “first” parents.

Swerve

Swerve
Author: Phillip Gwynne
Release: 2009-08-31
Editor: Penguin Group Australia
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781742286587
Language: en
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One of the country's finest young cellists, 16 year-old Hugh Twycross has a very bright future. A future that has been mapped out by his parents, his teachers, by everybody, it seems, except Hugh Twycross. Hugh has a secret, though: he loves cars and he loves car racing. When his newly discovered grandfather, Poppy, asks him to go on a road trip to Uluru in his 1970 Holden HT Monaro, Hugh decides, for once in his life, to do the unexpected. As they embark on a journey into the vast and fierce landscape of the Australian interior, Hugh discovers that Poppy has a secret that will unravel both their lives and take them in a direction they never expected. Visit betweenthelines.com.au - the destination for Young Adult books.

Post Postmodernism

Post Postmodernism
Author: Jeffrey Nealon
Release: 2012-08-01
Editor: Stanford University Press
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780804783217
Language: en
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Post-Postmodernism begins with a simple premise: we no longer live in the world of "postmodernism," famously dubbed "the cultural logic of late capitalism" by Fredric Jameson in 1984. Far from charting any simple move "beyond" postmodernism since the 1980s, though, this book argues that we've experienced an intensification of postmodern capitalism over the past decades, an increasing saturation of the economic sphere into formerly independent segments of everyday cultural life. If "fragmentation" was the preferred watchword of postmodern America, "intensification" is the dominant cultural logic of our contemporary era. Post-Postmodernism surveys a wide variety of cultural texts in pursuing its analyses—everything from the classic rock of Black Sabbath to the post-Marxism of Antonio Negri, from considerations of the corporate university to the fare at the cineplex, from reading experimental literature to gambling in Las Vegas, from Badiou to the undergraduate classroom. Insofar as cultural realms of all kinds have increasingly been overcoded by the languages and practices of economics, Nealon aims to construct a genealogy of the American present, and to build a vocabulary for understanding the relations between economic production and cultural production today—when American-style capitalism, despite its recent battering, seems nowhere near the point of obsolescence. Post-postmodern capitalism is seldom late but always just in time. As such, it requires an updated conceptual vocabulary for diagnosing and responding to our changed situation.

Tyrant Shakespeare on Politics

Tyrant  Shakespeare on Politics
Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Release: 2018-05-08
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780393635768
Language: en
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"Brilliant, beautifully organized, exceedingly readable."—Philip Roth World-renowned Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt explores the playwright’s insight into bad (and often mad) rulers. Examining the psyche—and psychoses—of the likes of Richard III, Macbeth, Lear, and Coriolanus, Greenblatt illuminates the ways in which William Shakespeare delved into the lust for absolute power and the disasters visited upon the societies over which these characters rule. Tyrant shows that Shakespeare’s work remains vitally relevant today, not least in its probing of the unquenchable, narcissistic appetites of demagogues and the self-destructive willingness of collaborators who indulge them.

Massive Swerve Book One

Massive Swerve  Book One
Author: Robert Valley
Release: 2008-06-01
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0981489532
Language: en
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A full color collection of drawings, comics & stories by the Vancouver based animator, Robert Valley.

Swerve

Swerve
Author: Kevin Cullen
Release: 2021-12-14
Editor: Post Hill Press
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9781637580356
Language: en
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Have you ever read something that fundamentally changed the way you looked at your life, your business, your situation, and those around you? Has someone ever said something to you that opened your eyes to a whole new possibility? As a business consultant, Kevin Cullen was always looking for ways to approach business that allowed him to offer clients new access to their traditional way of thinking, speaking, being, and acting. Virtually everything we know, we’ve learned from another. For most, this began with our parents—they taught us how to speak, walk, eat, and gave us the foundation for functioning in life. As we grew older, others entered our life—relatives, teachers, playmates, and even strangers. We are continually learning and discovering as we go through life, and hopefully those things we learn help us to be better people, improve the quality of our lives, and be more effective, satisfied, and fulfilled. Throughout his life, Kevin had the unique opportunity to spend time with some amazing people—Mother Teresa, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, gurus, philosophers, business leaders, celebrities, teachers, and leading-edge thinkers, to name a few. Some of the best lessons in this book are based on insights gained from these folks. Kevin shares these conversations and stories with readers here so they, too, might gain some of the incredible benefits. These lessons are not intended to provide answers, but rather to provoke an inquiry for you that will perhaps have you discover something for yourself…ultimately leading to a transformation in the way you live life.

The Power of Forms in the English Renaissance

The Power of Forms in the English Renaissance
Author: Stephen Jay Greenblatt,Stephen Greenblatt
Release: 1982
Editor: Pilgrim Books (OK)
Pages: 246
ISBN: UOM:39015001178196
Language: en
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Swerve

Swerve
Author: Aisha Tyler
Release: 2005
Editor: Plume Books
Pages: 247
ISBN: 0452286328
Language: en
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Integrating words of wisdom with humorous commentary, a guidebook by the popular actress and comedian offers advice on sex, dating, style, and confidence to help women live their lives to the fullest.

Shakespeare s Freedom

Shakespeare s Freedom
Author: Stephen Greenblatt
Release: 2010
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780226306674
Language: en
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With the elegance and verve for which he is well known, Greenblatt, author of the bestselling "Will in the World," shows that Shakespeare was strikingly averse to such absolutes as scripture, monarch, and God, and constantly probed the possibility of freedom from them.

Salvage the Bones

Salvage the Bones
Author: Jesmyn Ward
Release: 2012-04-12
Editor: A&C Black
Pages: 258
ISBN: 9781408827000
Language: en
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WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2011

The Anxiety of Influence

The Anxiety of Influence
Author: Harold Bloom,Prof. Harold Bloom,Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom
Release: 1997
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 157
ISBN: 0195112210
Language: en
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The book remains a central work of criticism for all students of literature.

The Evolution of Everything

The Evolution of Everything
Author: Matt Ridley
Release: 2015-10-27
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780062296023
Language: en
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The New York Times bestselling author of The Rational Optimist and Genome returns with a fascinating argument for evolution that definitively dispels a dangerous, widespread myth: that we can command and control our world. Human society evolves. Change in technology, language, morality, and society is incremental, inexorable, gradual, and spontaneous. It follows a narrative, going from one stage to the next; it creeps rather than jumps; it has its own spontaneous momentum rather than being driven from outside; it has no goal or end in mind; and it largely happens by trial and error—a version of natural selection. Much of the human world is the result of human action but not of human design: it emerges from the interactions of millions, not from the plans of a few. Drawing on fascinating evidence from science, economics, history, politics, and philosophy, Matt Ridley demolishes conventional assumptions that the great events and trends of our day are dictated by those on high, whether in government, business, academia, or organized religion. On the contrary, our most important achievements develop from the bottom up. Just as skeins of geese form Vs in the sky without meaning to and ter-mites build mud cathedrals without architects, so brains take shape without brain-makers, learning happens without teaching, and morality changes for no reason other than the prevailing fashion. Although we neglect, defy, and ignore them, bottom-up trends shape the world. The Industrial Revolution, cell phones, the rise of Asia, and the Internet were never planned; they happened. Languages emerged and evolved by a form of natural selection, as did common law. Torture, racism, slavery, and pedophilia—all once widely regarded as acceptable—are now seen as immoral despite the decline of religion in recent decades. In this wide-ranging and erudite book, Ridley brilliantly makes the case for evolution, rather than design, as the force that has shaped much of our culture, our technology, our minds, and that even now is shaping our future. As compelling as it is controversial, as authoritative as it is ambitious, Ridley’s deeply thought-provoking book will change the way we think about the world and how it works.

War in the Age of Intelligent Machines

War in the Age of Intelligent Machines
Author: Manuel De Landa
Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 271
ISBN: UOM:39015025277115
Language: en
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The author aims to show how the emergence of intelligent and autonomous bombs and missiles equipped with artificial perception and decision-making capabilities represents a profound historical shift in the relation of human beings both to machines and to information.